Soper River


The Soper River runs through the covered with tundra vegetation hills of southern Baffin Island in the region Qikiqtaaluk, part of the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

The river is located in the village of Kimmirut and can be navigated by canoe. The 100 km long river flows into the Soper Lake and then directly into the Pleasant Inlet, a tributary of the Hudson Strait.

Flora and Fauna

In the valley there is up to 3.6 meters tall willows, dwarf birch and a lush amount of arctic wildflowers. The region around the river is habitat for caribou, ptarmigan and arctic hare. The Inuit use the river for millennia as a major food source and as a transportation route.